Coming & Going
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Haig Bagerdjian – Executive Producer
Haig S. Bagerdjian is the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the following organizations: Point.360 (NASDAQ: PTSX), an integrated media management company providing a broad range of audio-visual post production, duplication and distribution services to owners, producers and distributors of entertainment and advertising content. Point.360 offers its broad range of services through 12 interconnected facilities is Beverly Hills, Burbank, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Santa Monica, Los Angeles and New York. Global Medical Solutions, Ltd., is a privately- held lading-edge provider of nuclear medicine and diagnostic imaging products and services operating in Australia, Brazil, China, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Philippines, Taiwan and Thailand. Eagle’s Nest Studios, is an independent, privately- held motion picture, television, home video, and theatrical production and distribution company based in Sherman Oaks, California. Mr. Bagerdjian also serves as a director of following organizations: LA Opera, under the leadership of General Director Plácido Domingo, is the fourth largest opera house in the United States' and now stands out as a newly important force in American Opera. Innodata Isogen (NASDAQ: INOD), a provider of business and technology services that help organizations create, manage and distribute information more effectively and economically. The solutions, combined with our business process outsourcing capabilities, help clients realize significant cost savings, achieve better outcomes and compete more effectively in demanding global markets. After-School All- Stars, the Arnold Schwarzenegger nonprofit youth foundation, serves inner-city youth through a variety of programs including: academic learning, homework help, service learning, life skills and enrichment activities.
Alfredo Gilardini – Executive Producer
Alfredo graduated from Oxford (Manchester College) in 1990 with a degree in History. He continued his education with a Master of Fine Arts from the Annenberg School for Communications at USC. He worked as an Executive for Ogilvy&Mather Advertising in Paris and New York. He presently works as a foreign correspondent for the Italian TV Channel Super3 and at the same time as revived his interest in telling stories. He wrote his first play at eight (in Italian) and this passion for stories continued at Oxford where he acted and produced various plays including "Charlie's Aunt"(Brandon Thomas), The Rebel (A. Camus) and Shakespeare's Othello. Following Ogilvy&Mather Alfredo tried his hand at sitcom writing and was hired to re-write one season of the Italian Sitcom "Via Zannardi". He has written various screenplays including an adaptation of Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged". His work as foreign correspondent re-ignited his passion for telling stories and he actively looked to help in producing stories with Italian compatriots believing that Italian talent is not lost, just hidden. In 2010 he produced to Italian led films. "Coming and Going" directed by Edoardo Ponti and "Box of Shadows" directed by Mauro Borrelli. He continues his endeavors in Italian film and is currently in pre-production of his own script "Terror".
Louise Forlenza – Co-Executive Producer
Louise Forlenza produced the landmark production of A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN starring Kevin Spacey, and the Broadway revival of David Mamet’s AMERICAN BUFFALO. Prior to those productions, she produced the Broadway musical LENNON, celebrating the music of John Lennon, which opened at the Broadhurst Theatre. She is producing three musicals: LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE, written by Academy Award-winning composer Rachel Portman and Tony-winning book writer Rachel Sheinkin; REBECCA, based on the novel by Daphne Du Maurier, both directed by renowned theatre and opera director Francesca Zambello; and a new musical entitled HAVANA, written by Pulitzer Prize winner Nilo Cruz and Tony nominee Frank Wildhorn. Louise C. Forlenza has, for the past 10 years, provided audit consultancy, management advisory, and tax planning services to a diverse group of corporate clients. She serves on the Board of the publicly traded company INNODATA-ISOGEN, INC. She participates actively in various not-for-profits and philanthropic organizations including The Acting Company, the world-renowned New York City-based theatre organization which was created to promote arts and literacy, founded by actor John Houseman. She serves as The Acting Company’s Treasurer, she is a member of the Board of Trustees of The Foundation for Gender Specific Medicine. Louise is a certified Public Accountant.
John Bennett – Co-Executive Producer
John Bennett started in the film business working as a reader for New York based film producers. He then worked on several low budget films in various crew positions learning the business of film. In 1995 Bennett wrote and starred in 'The Last Fair Deal', which was released in Europe to critical acclaim. Building on his European success, Bennett moved to Ireland where he wrote, directed, and produced the short film entitled, 'Brothers in Arms', which was screened at prestigious international film festivals around the world. He furthered his experience by working on several big budgeted films with Academy Award nominated directors while living in Ireland. Bennett returned to New York to produced the ultra-low budget indie, “The Regulars” starring Frank Pesce and songwriter Carole King. Bennett gained direct Hollywood experience by running Mint Pictures, an independent film production company, as President of Production founded by actor Stephen Baldwin. John was the liaison to the Hollywood community (agents, managers and studio executives) for Mint Pictures. After retiring from Wall Street in 2007, Bennett and Lawrence Robbins formed Bennett Robbins Productions, an independent film production company. Bennett and Robbins recently Co- Executive Produced, 'The Betrayed' (2008) starring Melissa George for MGM Studios. Bennett Robbins Productions produced the documentary, “22 Years From Home”, and the child molestation documentary, “Standing Silent”. Bennett Robbins Co-Executive Produced the soon to be released Eduardo Ponti film, “Coming & Going”, starring Rhys Darby and Sasha Alexander. In the summer of 2010 Bennett Robbins is producing the horror/thriller “Playback” being directed by Michael Nickles. In 2008 Bennett, an avid long- distance runner and cyclist, co-founded with Robbins the Endurance Children's Fund, a charity that provides support and quality of life enhancements to children suffering with severe medical conditions.
Lawrence Robbins – Co-Executive Producer
Lawrence Robbins is a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a certified public accountant. He has over 25 years of experience in entertainment industry finance, consulting and tax structuring. His firm was among the pioneering providers of financial services to entertainers and their companies. Robbins has extensive experience with intellectual property and media investments Mr. Robbins has recently co-founded Total Film Finance, Inc. and Bennett-Robbins Productions in 2007. Recent projects include: 2008 - Co-Executive Producers. MGM - The Betrayed Starring Melissa George. Released on DVD June 2009. 2009 - Co-Executive Producers. Coming & Going Written and Directed by Edoardo Ponti. Starring Rhys Darby & Sasha Alexander. Completed. 2009 - Producers. 22 Years From Home Documentary about one of the Lost Boys of Sudan reuniting with his family after 22 years. Completed. 2010 - Producers. Standing Silent investigative documentary looking into allegations of child molestation by Orthodox Rabbi’s in Baltimore, MD. Completed. 2010 - Producers. Playback first part of a trilogy of horror/supernatural thrillers. In development. Production schedule for summer, 2010


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